"Why?" - with Charles Maring
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I started "Why?" as a new feature on the SCU site to help more photographers understand the stories behind the favorite images of some of the most respected artists in our industry today. I can't turn back the clock and chase down photographers who are no longer with us but I can introduce you to some outstanding artists and educators who need to be on your radar.
Charles Maring is in the spotlight today. While Charles' core business is wedding photography, together with his wife Jennifer they make up one of the most diverse couples in imaging today. In fact, they joined me last year as a couple on a Weekend Wisdom podcast to talk about the importance of diversity in your business.
Charles never compromises on his skill set, and is constantly fine-tuning and expanding his techniques. This new "Why?" has a little different twist to it, because Charles wanted to talk about lighting and the importance of understated elegance. Some of your most favorite images and those most special to your clients don't always have to be winners in print competition, but be important elements of their story.
While the true quality of a Maring image is in Charles and Jennifer's skill set, they both believe in quality products. In fact, the image above was captured with a LUMIX GH4 and lit with Profoto's B1 Off-Camera Flash System.
Maring Visuals needs to be on your radar and especially their new workshop series. Just click on the image above to link to their educational site and follow the schedule. If they're coming to a city near you, run don't walk to grab a seat!
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.